Circular economy

Port of Amsterdam is a first-rate base for circular economy due to the intensive recycling and the high level of expertise in the port. The port welcomes start-ups as well as intensive projects and business part of the circular economy.


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Circular economy

First-rate base for circular economy

Recycling is an important sector in the port of Amsterdam region. This concerns the recycling of metal, scrap metal, rubble, e-waste and other waste and biobased recycling. This is a first-rate base for the circular economy, based on the reuse of material. Port of Amsterdam actively attracts start-ups as well as knowledge-intensive projects and businesses that are part of the circular economy.

High level expertise

Port of Amsterdam reserves space and invests in collaborative ventures with customers and start-ups in order to further develop these kinds of innovative activities in the port. The City of Amsterdam is investing in the knowledge-based economy and R&D with, for example, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) initiative. With two universities and the Innovation Lab Chemistry Amsterdam, Amsterdam is able to offer a high level of specialist expertise and innovation for the circular economy in Amsterdam.


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Port session devoted to ‘The circular port’ at Pakhuis de Zwijger

What makes Port of Amsterdam the perfect destination for circular industries? What initiatives has the Port taken in this area to date, and how might it add to or improve these projects? These were some of the questions addressed by the roughly 95...
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‘The circular port’ in Pakhuis de Zwijger

The second port evening, entitled ‘The circular port’, will be held on Tuesday, 16 May in Pakhuis de Zwijger.
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Biotech company ChainCraft to locate in port of Amsterdam

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Public-private partnership to improve Port of Amsterdam safety

Public-private partnership to improve Port of Amsterdam safety

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For questions, wishes or more information on Circular economy

Micha Hes

Commercial Division
Business Developer
Biobased Economy & Circular Economy
Tel: +31 6 832 37 668


I will be present at the Bio World Congress 2017 in Montreal. Come and meet me at the Holland Biotech Pavilion, booth #226. Or contact me directly to make an appointment.